Folks - I could really use some help. Please allow me to outline the scenario:
I work in business advisory at firm A. Firm A is in the process of merging with firm B. I decided that working at firm B was not for me and accepted a position at firm X. I listened to, and implemented the recommendations of the how to quit podcasts and that all worked a treat - I have managed my resignation well and all my relationships are intact - I will finish at firm A at the end of June and am in the process of managing the transition of my projects.
I work with a small team in firm A, geographically seperate from the remainder of our team. The rest of my local team at firm A are in the process of negotiating a deal with firm Z which is going to go ahead. Nobody else at firm A knows anything about this. Everybody knows that I am going to firm X. Firms B and Z are both clients of my new firm X.
My local boss is 'hiding' projects / clients from the wider team at firm A so that he can take them with him to firm Z. I am working on one of these projects and pressure is being applied for me to withhold this fact from senior people at my current firm A. The project has not been processed through the firms national project management systems so that there will be no record of it when the team leave.
I want to maintain good relations with my local team, and by extension with the people they will work with at firm X, but I don't want to be involved in hiding anything from or lying to anybody at my current firm as I am also keen that my exit from firm A continues to be handled professionally.
I would really welcome any thoughts any of you have about how I can best handle this situation.